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Lady Loses Mom’s Necklace Years after Her Death – Finds It on Bride during Wedding Ceremony

Salwa Nadeem
Mar 30, 2022
01:40 A.M.
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When she opened her drawer to check on her deceased mother's necklace, she realized it was missing. She knew who had taken it, so she immediately called the cops and sent them to her stepsister's wedding. 

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The woman shared that her mother passed away when she was 23 years old, and it was difficult for her to accept her death. She had to see a therapist to move on from her mother's untimely demise. 

Soon, her father remarried and introduced her to her stepmother and stepsister. Since the woman was still undergoing therapy, she couldn't accept her stepfamily, resulting in a rift.

Her stepsister wanted to wear her mother's necklace on her wedding. | Source: Shutterstock

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The 32-year-old woman narrated her story in Reddit's AITA sub, asking everyone if she was at fault after she got into a fight with her stepmother and stepsister. 

She didn't have a close relationship with them, but they treated each other like distant relatives. However, she moved in with them from her boyfriend's place after her father got sick. 

OP (Original Poster) looked after her father the most because his wife was usually at work while his stepdaughter only visited him but never helped. 

She looked after her sick father. | Source: Unsplash

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The woman's stepsister was never interested in talking to her until she saw OP's mother's jewelry. She asked OP if she could borrow one of the necklaces.

[W]hen she opened the secret drawer in her closet, it was empty.

The stepsister was getting married and she wanted to wear OP's mother's necklace to her wedding, but OP refused. However, she didn't give up. She tried her best to convince OP but failed miserably. 

Her stepsister wanted OP's late mother's necklace. | Source: Unsplash

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After several failed attempts to convince OP, the stepsister asked her mother to talk to OP who likewise refused and decided to hide the necklace in a secret spot so it would be out of their reach. 

"As the wedding approached, they both kept convincing me to let my stepsister have it," OP recalled. Despite their attempts, she stood firm on her decision and didn't lend the necklace. 

On the day of the wedding, OP had decided not to attend so she could take care of her father. While her stepmother and stepsister were gone, she decided to move her mother's necklace to another location. 

OP didn't attend her stepsister's wedding. | Source: Unsplash

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However, when she opened the secret drawer in her closet, it was empty. Shocked, she searched for the precious necklace everywhere, but she couldn't find it. 

When she realized her necklace was not in the house, she dialed her stepmother's number and asked her to return it. 

"Don't worry! Your stepsister will return it once the wedding is over," she replied calmly.

But OP knew she wouldn't get her necklace back soon because her stepsister was leaving for her honeymoon right after her wedding. She yelled at her stepmother and asked her to return the necklace.

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OP immediately called her stepmother. | Source: Pexels

Since the guests had already started arriving, the stepmother reasoned she couldn't leave the venue, so OP told her that she was coming to get her necklace. 

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After hearing that, her stepmother strictly forbade her from coming and threatened to bar her from entering the venue. So OP angrily hung up and called the police. 

She registered a complaint against her stepsister, claiming she planned on leaving for her honeymoon with stolen property. After noting OP's complaint, a team of cops was sent to the wedding venue. 

The cops headed towards the wedding venue. | Source: Unsplash

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When the cops arrived at the wedding, OP's stepsister and stepmother were shocked. They surrendered the necklace but were furious at OP.

Her stepmother blew up at her after reaching home. She called her names because she felt humiliated when the police showed up at her daughter's wedding and interrogated them for the necklace. 

The lady also yelled at OP's father, asking him to control his daughter. OP argued that they took her necklace without her permission, but her stepmother said she could have waited. 

Her stepmother yelled at her. | Source: Pexels

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After seeing her stepmother's unexpected reaction, OP turned to Reddit to ask other users if she had done the right thing by calling the police. 

"Don't want the police at your wedding? Don't steal your stepsister's necklace and then brag about it," Redditor aSeaPersonByNight stated. The Redditor further asked OP to deposit her precious belongings at a bank instead of keeping them home. 

ThelmaHorse felt OP's stepsister should have thought about the consequences before stealing her necklace because it seemed like she thought she could get away with it.

She asked other Redditors if she was at fault. | Source: Unsplash

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"Since your father is ill, please be aware that if he dies intestate (without a will), your stepmom will inherit everything," chickenfightyourmom pointed out.

The Redditor believed her stepmother would pass down everything to her stepsister, and she wouldn't get anything. So the user suggested OP ask her father to write a will mentioning her name to secure her share in the inheritance.

Most Redditors assured OP she wasn't at fault because her stepmother and stepsister had stolen her mother's necklace. They felt she did the right thing by calling the police. 

A Redditor suggested OP ask her father to finalize his will. | Source: Unsplash

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Questions to Ponder:

Do you think OP overreacted?

OP confessed that she decided to call the cops out of anger, and she regretted it later. However, some Redditors felt she did the right thing because her stepfamily had stolen the necklace. What do you think? Did she make a mistake by calling the police? 

Should OP talk to her father about his will?

As one of the Redditors said, OP's father must be assuming her stepmother would divide everything equally, but it seemed like she wouldn't. The user suggested that OP ask her father to write a will to play safe. Do you think she should heed the suggestion?

If you liked this story, you might enjoy reading this one about a girl who had kept her money in a shoebox in her closet and later discovered someone had stolen it. 

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